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[noun] a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
[noun] the act of withdrawing or removing something
[noun] an abstract painting
[noun] preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
[noun] the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
[noun] a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
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\Ab*strac"tion\, n. [Cf. F. abstraction. See {Abstract}, a.] 1. The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal. A wrongful abstraction of wealth from certain members of the community. --J. S. Mill. 2. (Metaph.) The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects. Note: Abstraction is necessary to classification, by which things are arranged in genera and species. We separate in idea the qualities of certain objects, which are of the same kind, from others which are different, in each, and arrange the objects having the same properties in a class, or collected body. Abstraction is no positive act: it is simply the negative of attention. --Sir W. Hamilton. 3. An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions. 4. A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction. 5. Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects. 6. The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining. [Modern] 7. (Chem.) A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation. --Nicholson.

Synonyms for abstraction

abstract, abstractedness, generalisation, generalization

See also: absolute | absorption | amount | attribute | concept | conception | construct | engrossment | measure | painting | picture | preoccupancy | preoccupation | quantity | quantum | relation | remotion | removal | reverie | revery | right | set | space | teacher | theorisation | theorization | thing | time |

Related terms: ablation, abstract, catatonic stupor, cliche, close study, daub, disjointing, doctrinality, erosion, filching, fraud, general idea, graft, icon, lifting, mania, melancholia, miniature, muse, musefulness, refinement, reflectiveness, representation, speculation, subduction, subtraction, theft, theory, triptych, twitching

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Let's analyse "abstraction" as pure text. This string has Eleven letters in Three syllables and Four vowels. 36.4% of vowels is 2.2% less then average English word. Written in backwards: NOITCARTSBA. Average typing speed for these characters is 2930 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: .- -... ... - .-. .- -.-. - .. --- -.


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: abstraction: 1 + 1 + 9 + 6 = 17, reduced: 8 . and the final result is Eight.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: abstraction: 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 41, reduced: 5, and the final result is Five.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (2) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
C (1) 3 Empress Patient, Willful, Strong, Giving
I (1) 9 Hermit Independent, Researcher, Intell,igent
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
O (1) 15 Devil Optimist, Gamesman, Marketer, Hunter
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive
T (2) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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